VOLUME L SUMERVILLE BOTH-CAROLINA, MARH31,1847.
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CUL'IVA'TION OF RICE.
A. t-Enrr1 OnI: -WhIen1 in 1693. .a ind ,rare
Smitith, who wis the (-overinor.. this pircov
ince, had setth-d in Carolita-hult who hlll
been inl Madagascar, w he-re Ie- saiw how
Rice was cultivatedl, antd tholtut'ht it wOull
groew here, seqetly procured a smaill
gnaitity of the seed, which he sou ed i ll
his garlei, (int the fork of Ashlev and
Cooper river, a speck now lost inl oir le
tropolis,) tle most sani siguine coul ii .t ha v
anticipated the restlt.- It grew luxtiriantly,
antd from tlt pirieltict of this little cro'p,
which was ift. rwards distributed uIni
his friends-in the space of little motisre
than forty years after the firat jlaiiting i' I
Wie inl tlte province. the staple bad risen t
to 71,4S4 rrIels anuitiatilly
Wheti, Rlye, irley ainli ther Euroipean
grains itid bieent tried, but did tint sucrceed
weHl, antd utitail Ilice was ititriiliced, the
character of Carolina, as 1n1 agricultural
State, vas not e-sta bliLed-nor the eculi
ir qudity i' her soil iinslterstimil. Lyitg
iarly in t.le smite lati.uode with the Soit- 1.
ern Iparts of Eirope, it was explored by
William Sayle, inl 160S, inler thie authot
ity of thei Lord poi iprietiors of this provinci.e,
With a viCw to Its tagriniltulst'x itmportantce,
anid Ihis relpr being Ittiorable, a tioly if
em'grants, providiel with sveed an] titensi3ls,
for husbandry, settled (i the West haniIk of
Ashley river, with the desigin of cohltiva. r
ting Etiro pean -traiits. but (id lnotisucce:. j
Experience, which is tie nly tiuc test inl
a.1 agriculttral experimteits, tn taut it
them that tlt! soil was tiifriendly to thie I
growth tif'such crops, and for many years
after the settlemeit of the provin'ce, the
clitivlationl of the soil was % ery nuch neg.
leeled. flappily then for Carolina, :itid
happily imi fltr their succssors, that Ren
wus intritdiced as a staile, fi4r here biegan
otir cemmitercial and aziiiciiltural sit'ccs,
with the iatiostis oif the wrm bl. ''lhe hi
tory of lilt Stalte illiitratiss ills iroth mmtre
cleirlly than that of Soujlti Cirshoiia. I
wt'as the sa!tril' o mr plhostei's ill dire.
ting their idtii-Iry to the preohetij'. in t:
suchastailles, as are Iit suited ti our , i
atild jimaiitte, Ilat lixed lthe basis ott ubi1i I'
rests the secret of all prolit-li b texchniie s, S
and irodctive comeiirce, ami tt hism
wtealth and commiler'cial imipotanzeti~ oft thw .
by3 the agricunltuit, is at axiomta .euallyi
true, Ntsw that this re?giont iofeturs is mti ei.
particuilaerly then favo'urite of' th.w htice atitd I
Coittn plat wtill not he cotrouveirted by a
anyii one, bt that hlatterly' 11the iceaised lrt'. ii
dtiction of' C'iottn. hias destroy3ed thet juis I
ptrotpotion bet ween suply nnei demtanael
It hats oiverstlickedi the mairki'is of Eu..
retpe, antd that ta tl de'clinae itndter whlieb I
our* counattry notw sitff'ers, is the iesult. It
(0114)ows. thetrefitrr, that th le soone r this ex
ce'ss of cotton can be rediureid, the sooear I
shall we witness the retimn it ia'igrictual
pro~spettri ty--yes, every ilvisiotn of (tulr firce
fromti oiN0V'rerdtie brantc I hai l ndtstry, tuill
be of positive bi~eefit to thel' couti iv ia
la rge', andl if p rolitI cani he de*rivtedl from t ny ti
ntew cimployme' n it, thei t ltii adaine to o'str I
S tate I woli heit twit.fiihal, fitr it tintiraei d Nti
vatne will lbe simeiltaiteously t iipar etl i,, a
fte oldt. T1hiis po(sitioni wouitli setem in ii. -
mntd stomet illuistriatiiin. Suppoltese. fosr lin
playe-4d in cot tton, was wiithrawni fromtt tht
cutlture-the prtodtuct of the reainingt I t-o
thirdls,'wuid proibabldy equal it mzakt't a
that (if the eantire crop now~ ptroduiedh; out'
caisedi, just inl ptrioporatin ltolii thithle v'ii
hue tof the tt'w stlopI latus initrioduiced. TIhis
v'iew' of the sibtlcl, I thei presents it genetral~
amil political, ats welIl its intiividtual ithatian I
tage to the pthlait er, antd litys opent att on1ce
the imnpor'tanicc oft lie ponsiiitin lie ttccup1iis a
in the potliit Ic tt tconoy oft lie conntry. It r
is to the m, antd thema iilonett, we look ftor an a
increase itn the exchange~iable vatlue of the 1
rev'enite of itie Sht'. at
Tis, it would scenm shotuld a piresen
trong inducement to, the patriotic South.
rn planter, who can11 at once 'nh iie the
Nus'zltha, powt'r, aid interest orthe Sta te,,i1y
iethodleuly autgrnentinig the firm ansever
uriible resotrces, which spring frmin tihte
uxuriniace or iter native soil. Wiie to
im will is in delt, (and we presume- ilere
51.s01mC whviiar griped by Elhis inflexible
ill, an3(d woubd desi re a chatige ii the pis
ate of their aifiirs, evet though it should
e Iustnd11 mentu 1.)the ln pn roposed is truly
viting, ani promises relief, with the per,
ertuity or a rich renard.
To illistrate this fikct, let us fAir a nvi.
acall, draw it compar tive view of tO profits
rising frinti il(! thltivation of cotil an(
iev. Otie hand, with '.he proportion of
orj necessary to be riaisise! ott a itfir31, in
ntinctioni with othier incidintal eiresutn
taices, will not raise mnore thni 3 000 lbs
-whici, %% hlen gillnied HMl paicrked, will not
naike 11111e than 900 ponidst this sold at
.0 centits) 1lttl(511 s to "D90.- What error, if]
mny there hi, inl statitig the gniaisity tn'ile
seir hased. we conceive ltl be atolind foir,
3 the ipricent which it is sold. This cal
'utlation onil at ilavernlee. will lie foid toi
>v (tleore thist is realized. (Titie price is
Sve ,tated is is nowarrantd hv Ethe sales
it recet crops.) Whercas anl the othi-r
tid, live acres or rice, the (Iiuntity we
IIw i to onie h1.114h, will produce 2WO hush.
-is. sir 40 htshel t eacat n, i iwhieb sold
it b8) cints per bushel, is $160, which lt
htie retciedtI rates is 870 mor ti the hnid.
In is reuilizied frntii rotton. I' the plutaer
Vill a de pt lthe proce-ssof prepialirig th gr,lii
sor maI k L,) adi there i ll)s nies OCcu1itiolln so
jreeabile, .1111 ait the samei Ione pays sit
ell fir th trontllI,) tle pr.fits will be
rentter, for there are ianv incidtll ad
*antaug Ces illerd with tli process ot'
S-.itain, u hieh in nt intslirec't itnner
vill slstlin tie hnte aini sintv of lie farln,
>esieis'tli greait dillt-rcietce inl psrice, in 1.
isir of ili ptepired, over the unprepared
tate of the grilin.
The great dilfe'trence in profit, betwisens
le two articles, is here maitife-st. This
o Els!th ariceiliturist of the Ci1titn 1%rowilg
-ligeln o iour State, aan4l-nore partiularly
hinse who cubhivate Ote rich1 loams- (if the.
nt re', tile (iCngtare til tand upper Pee De,
A U w1uI sav, "ho11w lenig wil tIloll s1ll..
wr ovier tie ,ilethora which is destros ing
i." Ont the liotlier hand, how we shoulit
I eliglt to 6see yotir rich fieIs yiebling its
rseaisirel nuitrntiment, 1s tlt! ltsxmianit rict,
anit, tld 11.1t:rino it inl rich abunli ce sn
i soil so cenigiieial ts its growlth. This
rou mialit doa'lndessir, uider the firi
'11n1t ictieo1 th3it the're is ;io tlttigsr of over
locking tLhe m1ark1t w ith )ih a1is liele. Tli
1tarVintg milliois o, er :3 4 of the gloie
it- growing increase itt the derntantd for it,
Irotghmout oir coutiry--the facility of*
ra11.s; 1erlaton by stian loats md rail
oids, all inlvite viur alt'ltenti 141 to the sub
s'sI. Thetn think( of it, try tit! projevct;
liniae it, ntl it bi'gtls its silo dsnd.
Itoger tusd leiurv will it'ver under-valtie
ti nLlians of, its gt-stilicatii.
A. \ Pill 1110US.
Laws of !South Carolina.
IN ACT 1-0 ALret AN D AMa:Nt. 'It E Law
Cict*:enst o 'F-r ('t's- ovy A xn t'.mt: sir
C1t a: Nit N I.c N GTT it F. CU 331 0 V )VA 1) 'A I R .
I. 13c it enacted, by v the' Sti-e 1111d1
'itn-i: el litpre'st'ltives, Intw oeit ;inl
utt'g itt (-,s'reral AssoeI'bly. am!4 by tIs't
II hiousity Ow 1he s-ine. That whleneer t'
d 1 ry1 iof any Di:ttiet bali.*e etrete2.s'
tits4 I-thei5ste of tsy d se-dit-tl plsIsonl, Its
'e, tlil , purstita t to it. pr vieso s sf I1hv
'3 il ett ils lii f in A j (iifs [si (eisie
tnverni ;ste Ill ;At dlis' O inca
ry"niild .n "h S It day. 6 .f Dece .her
ai lt' year ef sitar Lostd ''is thauils:iaid -tgti
tadredt :isi thityt-stiee, utist stel d1eessed
iirsont NluitIl-t have ltet at willf of forc(e at1 thte
sis' of h-iseathi, dtuly e~xs-cuteds acciss linig
ii hutw, 'h-fisseiii his stidl ettnil, it ihil
i' ths dty~ of thes saidis (.:dieriry tis aiii.i
slser the saidl ses.:te, ut'etrdin ts thie pro-.
ii$n uand slistion'1)t5sil the saidt wtitl, a1111
is asl thes lIahitities, wiefsi ttlay lie llicessary
or caurrying su'h wtill ito s-Ietst in thts
ubtne llnattter as if' Ite ii heen~i (1111
msinilsutedt ntist appliointedi e'twctor thtere'
II. Thlsat whts'eeter the O)rdinatry *italt
t*t diig.' itf the' estate of antty sde.isd
53lsn. us desrellet, psar55a1ng isn the provtis
535 iif ths Act -ifoes.aid, i it any s par ef Ihl'
aidi estate -Ihal constijsl ''f pesal ensrop
riy tor 'lt4riS. I t hiOrdinsr y, ushaIll t have
er iand Zulhotye itoi ssasl s* sale iif suc
crI ihale propetiy sor c'ffects ittiiedt~itl,
'itbsutt rtiingls pos55'ein befortae sis,
ti Six 13115,tts, at s'tiiredt by the seventh
N A (CT -r'o IxN -an : Tin 31 .SIrsJC-rso
of T331: OilDsN~tnV IN TtIE Appo1t\rMEN'x-1
I. JJ it enatcted, byV ithe ~sena e astd
ttting in Geinerali Assmbly, aunt by) thei
nliit ity'st of het itme Th~'at LIvery n) Ordina-t
v ini311 Ii( this S tl liha-e powter stappoints
Guasrdiant sir Guss'arins, 15 receive tite
titnor is eantitled'to dseisisiisrii (f anyt per.
anal estate.c and the v-ato Liru a,.t. ,t...,
o stubject on distribution, shall not in tile
W0ho1 exceed the suits of' three thousand
dllars; such iardian or Guardia ns to Io
apIplmo ite olinly "pon petitton to tite Ord i.
nary, in writing, by the minor, if of the
ago 44 ehice, or if"he lbe not of such age.
then by ti person or persons desiriig tile
appointment.- Provided, that nothing
herein coatained, shall be so constried ns
Ito reahraii the Ordinary in the exercise (if
ily i of' the poweors now vested in him, to
proniunice decrees for the distribution and
" Itlement of estalee, or to apaialit Gurd.
ilns ad lteI. And the said Oidinar y shall
reqtire all Guardians, so app.iiied by him,
ifotresaid, to enter into bond, with gosod
and stillicieit sureties, for the faithfil dis
chargte of the dutios of ihthir fppointmhent,
and tt requieaudbitional sureties to atuch
boitdl, wh'en he 11nay deem the nme liecs
sary; and the said Ordinary shall ive poiw
i-r to call siy Guarlian appointed by him,
oar by aiy of his pretece'sstirs in 'fmice, too
Iieeaiiit for the estate cominitted to him,
and uplion sich itecoint to pronoince a i.-.
cree against such Guardian, which decree
shall authtorize such procceditings agilinst
he suretit's ofl stich Guardin, as may be
had in like cases against Ile admninistrator.
I1. That all apIelt shlut11 lie from the de
cisitn of the Ordinary, upon any matter
aliging i out of the jurisliction conferredip
ln hiin by itis Act, in the same nanner, and
tot the Cuirt of Comnon Pleas, or Court of
Eqtuity, its the case may be, its is now pro
vided by law inl relation -to appeals fromi
AN ACT ro AIM END TIlE LAW 1N RELATION
le it enacted. by the Senate and House
is Itsepr'sie ntatives, nw net and sitting in
Ge:eral Assembly and by the aiuthi ity- i'
the saine, Ti ft in any Hheriffshall, ua1l
the ic uand ofalny Plaintiff, or his Attorney,
or within one ,ity theretfter, wilifully re.
fuse, (;still mat have notice, bona fide, ti
rettain the same, from stime 0110 cliimig
the rnonev.) to payi over any snm 4 oIifl'mney
COIec tel for such Plaintiff, tle SheritT i'n
de'atilt, besides beitig liabIle, as now provi
dell by Iw,s a111111 be liable to pay 1th stim
withhld atid interest thereon, at the rate
of live per ctnt. per month for the time kl.
lIty withhliold such sitenter dematil, ai
upon recovery hali for such defituth, ilIt
suretites sf such ShorilT shall be liable f6r
the -ntire amiount as fur other neglect tif
11. That if ainy SheriffTatsll rail or refuse
It) execite or return hinal Process in any
civil1 suit, or pay over tle ,ul ecy, as a fore
sitl, when deani ded, that htas cet1 illto
his ianids as Sheriff, to the party entited,
such pary ninty suggest to thte Coit to
which such fiial Process is returiable, bi
leave -.f Ite( Court, tiit with di diligeie'
O he same enuil have beent exected, for ha v.
iii-, beetn colleted that the mnieiy has lilt
beien paidi ovier fill dtnnid, it shill be the
utity iof the Coutnrt forthwith tit cause ai is.
bue to be inatle up to try Ilhe flcits, adii if ii
,hall be Aoid hy the Jury trying the issue,
that tile sitid tinal procss Colid have beetn
eectied, with due oIiligeonce, or iitat lie
anilo-y saling beeii colected has not beeni
isilo tivir' fni dmcanditlli, juildgment slitil bt
reillfter.i tdagaitist the suid Shttriff ail his
satri'i s, fior i le le bi, iiterest anood co st;s, to)
g'iter wh five percett. clairages as abiu'
tinvided: Irovided. .Thitt three fillv.s nI
iit. shilil Ie givenl to tie SerilTaill11 iI -g, d1 it
li- ill defatIt, itad aliso to such of is suire
ties r titir rterteseiit.ioti iesas may 1e fatind
il ihe District whert h iis.,Ile is it beltrie l.
of sich pplationii fair leavr to lilh- a sug
gestion: Proivided also, that th l prvisifaiis
oft thiis A cito edemietdCI cumuil'ativei, ai t not
io bar ior ehect anyt r ighit tf aiionss or therL'
ptrtcteedinag itowi athoiisrisedi by law,
AN ACT Ti) Itiitsiin '1n NUEtiiEtt OF
BeL it enacte'd, i byi "th ieae atnl flbius
the sameIO Titt tot the first tday of Miarch, iin
ithe yetair iso Iiiil,sardl ine Ithoasanad eighta
in t io Chairhditon anal the Ptarishtes
ial Si. S:ephiiie'i's, St. Johni i's fierk liy, St.
J1itame's Gootse Croeek, Printce WVilliaaia's, St.
Jatwti-s, sSanitte, Si. Jiahnts, Colale'iona, and tonai
the Neck, iti istad theireofs~tiagjiraties,
Iio cotinuiate isa iflice foir liair y'ears, shall be4
sembly, a oilliaws, ilhat is is siay. ane iin
peoraite'P Toll aiiii Cesii 1 Iouse~ V'ie
thrioutghouit ilae .Siit', except in the Par
isbtts, ithere Ita Magistrnat's mtay be atap
jiitiiidt inl t'achl ilenat Csimlpatny; andt whatn-i
ofl ltwo Di-tricts tar Piarisheis, at IMgistraite
1n'a) hie iiapiiite d tan eachi side at the ine,
whoat slall entiler uponal ihie duitiets tof thei
eall'ien t'ei ta wic'ha te iies tat
tal ina caS' any~ vacantcy shaull iaccuir in thie
''lihee otfN Mag istrate, dr ti. tg the rtecess oft
ithei Leg ihatItre, th I ov erno ar iethll, as
litreinolore, hia'e it power to lilt sutch "a
claney tutit tah next suiccetdinsg sessioin,
P~'rvded, neve'rthluess, 'Thatiall lahe piawi
'mrs, dhuties and~ liabilities~ oft iMagistrateis ox1
aflicioa, sha tll ciaantinute as he rettofoare, ex cept
the power to try smauiilthand mean causes;
and every Magistrate So appccinted rnay
exercise j d .11a herelofoore through.
:Mt the Judicial Disirict in.which such Mag.
isirate shall reside. The first appointment
unt1der this Act to .be made at the next Sea.
sioin fr the General Assembly.
I1, And that the laws applicable to the
office of Magistrates, in all othei '*espect,
be tihe same as heretofore.
AN ACTTOAMENDTHE LAW IN RELATION
Te StAOISTRATEs AND CONSTABULEd..
I. Be it enacted, by [hie Senate and
liiuste .f iteresetntaivPs. now met aitti
sitting in General Assemily,and by theau.
thorily of the Same, That hereafter it shal)
be thle dty of every Constable, -Vilh whoin
a fi (a. is odged fear collection, to proceed
foirthwith to execuate the same, according
to its exigenicy unless order- d, by the party
in wioese favor tile samae was issued, toe
walt. nitd every fi. ft. shull be returned tit
the N aegistrate It% whoie it was isstied, with
in twelve montho from the date. and the
Castable niaking such retorn, shall seft
frerili thereini the (ull execution thereof, or
the rensfons of his failure.
II. When any Constable fails to do his
duty, in the executlol or return of a fi. fe.,
the party ice whose lavor the same may have
issued, may apply to any Magistrate for a
rule against such defaulting Constable, re
quiring him it) siow cause, after the expira
iiian of two lays from thu service of such
rule, wly the i. fa. has not been exectuted
or returned!; and on his failing to show
cause sufiicient, the Magistrate may order
t.e same to be male absOlute, and the COn
stable shall be liable tio pay the debt, in
terest ind Colsts; alit ir he lie unable to pay
the same, such linhility shall lie cotnstrueti
a breiach of Iis fmeiial bonid, and the same
shall he recoverable, in an action thereon,
aigainist his securities.
Ill. 'lit the Mageistrate shall be enti.
tled tea the( same fee s for issuing such rule
atd bearing the return thereto, as lie is
ntow albeewel by law far issuing a summonis.
1eal1 1 rying a small tand mean case; and the
Constalie shall be entitled to lite same
feez for service eof such rule, as lie is now
Ilhawed by hew for the service of a sum
"ions; to lie lanid by the party against
whom tile decision is made; and! the Magis
ta ate is hereby atihorized to issue his ex
ecution for the same.
AN ACT To ABOLISI DRIOADE ENCAMtPMENTS.
1. Be it enacted, by the Serinte auid
liense of Representatives. now met and
sitting ill General Assembly, and by the
authoerity ofi the same. That -the M5 ililin
Laws of this State be altered andi ameneed.
S4e thant all sections antd clauses of each utnd
every Aet of the General Assembly, rela
ting to Brigade Encampments, aned all Acts
herecofore passed regulating Brigade Eu
calipments, be, and the same are hereby
rep en! ed.
TilE TAVERN KEEPER'S BILL.
Some forlyyears ago, while Jerome Bo
naparie was travelliag isa New Eigland
wtilh a large suite, lie shoepped over night at
the laver i tit oif a varicious old hunks inl
eoie o1f the beautitil villages in Western
Massachusetts The lia ndlord wu'as an Eng
lishlimn born, ultra teaory inl his feelings,
iand when hae heard ina the eorning that lie
was tea o ve nt) less a personi than a brother
ol' the great Napoleon, with an extensive
retinue foar his guests at night, hisj..yknew
nleo uuands. Extra servants were employ
ed, inl all tihe rmous cleiane sheels wvere put
liapell lhe bets, chiciktas am turkers wore
roln doewn andii 61:11 their itecks wrilng-ini
sheo'rt, every preparatuin wvas mutade to give
thie parincee a recepitionu becomiuig htis lig hi
Nig!-t fimally camte, and! with it camne Je
romet BohnapjarteC, wuithiiseame t wentv fr ieds
andie servaintts. I lec e was wu iml fall foir he
eld ~ ta ie*rcal c k er-hiere was businless C r
himac. Suppi jer wasu soonel ser veed, the edis
tinagueishiede gttests wvent to bed at an earl3
houecr, anat an s early heou: the nefXI moiircl.
inig breaskfast wias pirepairel and swnilowed!,
andie soonl aftier, every ting was arracagedl
far their depairture. The're was one v'ers
imopeartt at deuly still teo be perfoirmeed by th
tave'(ri ke'eper-the smakinig tint of the billI.
Sulchcesteers we're searce-Bloenparte sel
dhem vI isi ceid thit sect ion of th le coun lt ry
aned Biatce wans delete'rmine'd to make thce
molest tif the present visit, lHe got alontg
remaer k aly we'll wit h ithe bill untiIlihe hiat
goct it uap tel $75. This wvas sioat enoughI.
Tlhe' hlelerdl ceui tact think oft lettisag the
brolther cif the greatest man ofC the ago til
shotrt of $100. ile tjigiti ed"' it oaver asgain,
addleed a little hlere', acid put Iint anth ~ er "ecx
tra"' there, hnt after sall, it oncly ifmnatedl
to 880. "The'l i ll! thle hill!" was sthocutedl
ina his ears, hot thte bill wais "noiet righst,a as
lhe vie'we'd it. All wasuieostle andh confusioin.
'lTh' Frentch were chnuttering and! hustliuig
uhloaut, thinetarriaiges wtere aill residy teo start,
isnud notheineg was wansiting but the bill.
"W hy for yout nio make-a. de bill?" said
thte cashier of the party.
"Bfy gair, ytit must ciake him quick," or
m111e) pay." cointintued the Frenchmisan.
"Yes, yes, I hear yeiu," said the land
lired, his eye glancing from otne chiargo to
Sudelyl a thought struck him. Amitd
thc unwonied clutter, iabbcr and din about
his. ea-rsghe ifellected that; ie'shod inren41*
the extra nrisie and cgnfusion-the -yfj'h
occasioned, toine cdunt. 'The item"
he had so lntgotight to oeijure ul is at
length found, and he immediately finishied
the hill with
"To making a - fus generally, $20'
'Ihe payrnnster glanced at the amount,
p-,ild the bill, and was dilntanter Whethi.
er Jerome Benaparte ever fotnd out that le
blad pathl 6'20 Air mnaking ii - A'lai gener.
hIly, " a buta Y'inked tavern keeper'a house'
it; more than-we can ay.
From th Hiartford Times.
WIJENIS A MAN TWENTY-ONE?
"What a simple question !" s'ome one
will say. - And yet I prestime-few oryour
readerts can answer it correctly. The crnme
111011 opnion 1i certainly erronenus. Wlien,
then, by ur liw, is. a main twenty.nn s-.
on hi4 221 birth-dtav, or the diy befo-e?
Certainly the latter. So it is exp'ressly ita.
ted by Chancellor Kent of New York. nsd
by the. late Chief Justice Swift of tiisState.
'here canl no inoretveny-tWo bithdgy,
in twenty-one years than there can be two
'Sundays in a weelk;. it follows, both from
reation und - uthorlty that a man born otl
the 0th of April, 1820-(und there are ma.
ny such cases in the blate)-attins his
majority on the 5th of April, 1847, and at
any time Ofthat day, for the law knows no -
fraction of a Iay-and accordinigly may be
utade an elector on the morning (if that
day, it being tile lite of our annual elec.
THE CAPTAIN AND DANDY.
A Captain of a Nantucket whaler, ,n er,*
centric Old fellow, and (if rn ilier an uncoutih
figure, visited one ofour cities, alter a cruise
of three years, and one evening gtzcnded
the theatre. As a mutterof course, such a
r"ugh, (lark complexionel olbl character in
the boix with several fashionable ladies ail
gentlermci aitracted conviderable atteminon
and created much merrini ent among the ex.
uisites. Several times every opera glass
in the boxes was thrust at him, uitil, finally,
aware that h was the attraction of the ev
ening, he left the house determined to pay
such impudence in their own coin on the
following night. Accordingli on the sue
ceeding evening, envelopiiig beneath his
coat hi ship's spy glass, about t wo feet and
a half in length, lie started for the theatre.
As sain, alost as lie entered his box, the
.,pera ghtses were in commotion. He
wasited until the play conmmenced, when
observing a yotiig gentleman, with a cono
nder his arm, -aim a glass at lis eve poll.
ting directly at hini,he drew fron Ilis iouter
.garment the spy-glass, and drawing It froni
the case to tile entire length, aimed it di.
rectly at the dandyuaiid continued to look
at him until the hotse as in a complete
uproar, andl the fool) with mortification 'fW
the box for the lobbies.
WARMis.G A1ED.-A good pld ludy in
the city of Portiland, whose husband was
toirmuenited with the rheumatism, was advis
ed by a neighbor, to warm his bed -vith a
pan of coals und to throw in a little sugai.
She accordingly threw upon the sheets
something like a pound of brown Havana
sugar, and1 proceeded to draw i pan of hot
cOals briskly between lte sheets, by which
operation the sugar was nigh restored to its
primitive slate, atid nade as hot as when it
came from the boiling cauldron. Alcan
while the old man had denuded himself,
ar.d when the puln was withdrawn, crawled
be-tween the sheets as fast as his lameness
wotim permit. But the bound from the
hed gave tile lie to hI is com plaint-no mem.
her oIf the Ravel famnily could hiave vaulted
1to the floor wvith more agility' thtan the su
gar scali 0old codlger, and rus Senaotor could
have roared louder than lie dill. In the
jur p111 he struck the damei V an man 111, wvoman,
two childlren and the hot coals came to the
tlmior toge(the(r. B~ut the coals wvere scarce
lm-se cenohortable thtan hot angar, and the
ev eniing's enteIrtainmnt concluded wihm'
"ground and b01y tuibl-ing by the wvholo
1 onpunv." Dot the exercise thus taken
was proeductivec of good, atnd barrinig the
sealt skin the 6old man was rendered more
free from puiitana lie had been for years
A man, not fifty iniles from Portland,
says the Easterni Argtas, who 'wished to
pas~s himself off as well read, wvas boasting
of havinig read the life ofr Napoleon.
"Who was it written by," said a ficnd,
"Eler Lamson ?"
"Why, no," said this modern Hlume,"
"it seems to nie that is not exactly the name,
but still it sounds like it,''
"I don)f't believe iifter all yotur knowledge
of Napoleon," rejoined his friend, "that
yod~can tell wvhat year Napoleotn crossed
'"Well, I don't knowv as I can tellthoex
ntet year, saidl thte hiistoriaun," Irritating. his.
knowvleudge box, -'buzt I- know 1)laguey wel*
that lie dlid cross themi, if L can't tell the
GosLINos.-"IHalloo midter cried'a- pas
senger lit a stage coach, to a rough lookingA
foot passenger, "can you tell me wvhat has
becomeof those goslinugs wvhiiehyeto hatch
ed last summer on the lop of that rock!'''
"Four of them are dlead, sir," retturnedi
Jonathan, "andl the oither, I plerceiv'e,. is at
passenger in the stage coach,"
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